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that wasn't how the obama administration initially described it publicly. representative peter king of new york said petraeus had briefed the house intelligence committee on september 14, and he does not recall petraeus being so positive at the time that it was a terrorist attack. he thought all along that he made it clear there was terrorist involvement, king said. that was not my recollection. so senator feinstien, did petraeus contradict himself or has he contradicted the white house's version of events? >> we have a transcript of that meeting on that day. and petraeus very clearly said that it was a terrorist attack. and outlined who he thought might be involved in it. so any -- >> this is right after the attack? >> that's the day after the attack. i think there's no question about it. what has concerned me about this is really the politicization of a public statement that was put out by the entire intelligence committee, which susan rice on the 16th, who was asked to go before the people and use that statement, did. i have read every one of the five interviews she did that day. she wa
, violence, and corruption in many countries in latin america. i think obama administration will probably say it has done some things to move forward on this issue, talking about shared responsibility, but i think despite some changes in the discourse, the essential elements of the policy have been pretty unchanged until now. again, this does open some -- possibilities. the reaction in mexico will be particularly critical to see where this goes. president-elect peña nieto will be here at the end of this month. i'm sure this has got a lot of attention in the mexican press and among mexican commentators and i'm sure this will be raised and discussed with president obama when peña nieto is here. it is had complications to the u.s. policy in latin america. there is an opportunity that perhaps is greater than when we wrote the report in april to make some progress on these issues. there is more space, little more pressure. at the same time, it is probably smart to keep expectations in check and under control. president obama, i think, has been shown to be pretty cautious when it comes to foreign
'm not sure in the alternative what advantage anyone thinks the obama administration was going to get by misleading. the event happened. did anyone think the obama administration was trying to preserve some illusion that terrorists never would hit us as long as obama was president? we have been at war with terrorists 11 years and lost thousands of lives. i don't understand the point that graham is making, and the idea to question why did you put susan rice on the talk shows? administrations make decisions every week about who they will put out to repeat talking points. it doesn't really make much sense to me to be honest. >> to that end, then, amy, you have senator graham, other republicans, john mccain for one, they are calling for a special prosecutor. john harwood brings up these questions, but does it ego to the level of needing a special prosecutor? how far do you think this will go? >> clearly there is a movement on the republican side to keep this going. as we heard senators graham and mccain want a special investigation. we have representative mike enentire, the chairman of th
. the big difference this time, one difference this time is the position of the obama administration, which began in 2009 seeking to distance itself name usually from israel and ending its first term supporting israel which is an interesting evolution on the point of obama and in my view a hopeful one. >> there were a couple other differences. one is hamas has longer range missiles than four years ago and the middle east of 2012 is different than the middle east of 2008. we have the arab spring, egypt is no longer run by a dictator but leaders of the muslim brotherhood. what are the challenges for israel and the u.s. now? >> if you look at the whole foreign policy portfolio that obama is facing, not just the problem in gaza, but we still have the problem with pakistan, iran, egypt and libya is still not a stable situation. i think it only amplifies the problem that this is a really dangerous world, and i think part of obama's struggle in the coming months and year is going to get some hold on exactly what our policies are, what is the degree of toughness that we are going to employ because
was describing that the obama administration did, that is called governing. >> yeah. let's go to david. why would he use words like this. this is the way he thinks unless he's being scripted. this was unscripted. this is the pure romney. >> chris, i was the first guy in the media to see the 47% remark and when i saw it i couldn't believe it. maybe there was a slight chance that maybe he was saying to it play up to that crowd, that's what they wanted to hear. now when we hear him talk about voters he didn't just say he was bought off, that obama won their votes through bribery. he said i ran a campaign of big ideas. so they are the moochers, they are victims who will pay them the most. in the end what happens, mitt romney portrays himself as a victim of the victims. so just confirms all the worst impressions from the 47% rant and now you have republicans running away from him and basically saying hey don't let the car elevator door hit you on the way out. >> let me go to one thoughtful conservative. who i usually agree with. he's a smart guy. he writes for "the weekly standard." it seems to me tha
. how much does president obama's administration mere error lincoln? >> it was so much worst for abraham lincoln. first in the 1850s, the issue of slavery shattered his own party, which was the prig party. then in the election of 1860, the democratic party provided all the slavery and that elected abraham lincoln with just 40% of the popular vote. then even before lincoln was even inaugurated, southern states began to remove themselves from the union. things were so tense, he had to be snuck into washington under the cover of darkness. >> professor litchman what does president obama admire about president lincoln? >> i think there's a lot barack obama could learn from abraham lincoln and so could every politician today. let me start with my favorite lesson, and that is take the pollsters, the hucksters, the analysts and the ad men and fire every one of them. abraham lincoln had to act on principle, in a way that no pollster or no advisor would ever have suggested because they're always bringing you down to the lowest common denominator and telling you, don't be bold and don't take risks,
not to go in on the ground. the big difference this time is the obama administration that began to distance itself from israel. first term supporting israel. that is an interesting evolution on obama. hopeful one. >> chris: there are other differences, too. hamas has longer range missiles. middle east is different from 2012 of the middle east of 2008. the arab spring. run by the leaders of the muslim brotherhood. what are the challenges for israel and the u.s. now? >> if you look at the foreign policy portfolio that obama is facing. we still have problem of pakistan and iran. libya is not a stable situation. it only amplifies the problem. this is a dangerous world. it will get some hold on exactly what the policies are. what is the degree of toughness that we are going to employ? that is still in doubt. they held flurry of closed door sessions with the top administration officials. best as you can tell, because they were closed door, what did we learn about the administration actions before, during and after the attack? >> there were comments about whether it was a video or terrorist attack
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, he told them so. why did the obama administration change david ' talking points in the benghazi attacks i will ask a congressman when we come back . [ applause ] >> mike: friday former cia director general david petraeus met with the senate and house intelligence committees in closed door hearings. according to new york congressman peter king, petraeus testified, under oath that he knew right way that the benghazi attacks that killed four americans were terrorism. according to king, petraeus also said, that his original talking points about islamic extremists were taken out of the administration's narrative on attacks. the question is, who made those changes and why? joining me is south carolina congressman trey gowdy. nice to have you back on the show. [ applause ] >> good to see you governor. >> mike: is there any way possible that the white house did not know that this was terrorism? now that you have her the testimony of general petraeus. >> of course not. they knew before anyone else knew that it was terrorism. why would the department of state, the cia, department of defen
it tell us about the whole approach, the light footprint that the obama administration recommended. >> chris: what would that be? i haven't heard that phrase until today. but it is in the papers. >> the idea that once we had gadhafi out in libya, we weren't going to go in with a big new presence and huge new diplomatic installation and we were going to try and do more sort of with less as it were. >> chris: not in libya... >> and that is being applied across the region as well. >> chris: it is interesting, up to this point, secretary of state clinton has kind of avoided much fire of libya. she said that she was taking responsibility for it, but that was in the middle of the night, at an interview down in south america. and she has been absent from the hearings, so far. as they focus, maybe less on the timeline and more on the question of why these diplomats were so undefended, so vulnerable, with all the warnings before hand, could secretary clinton come under fire. >> she'll have to answer questions, but i imagine what she'll say is they didn't realize how vulnerable they were and
this conflict. because we look back on the last four years, and the indifference, if you will, of the obama administration to what's happening on the west bank in gaza. and is i think we are -- there will there be pressure from jipts, there will be pressure from turkey, there will be pressure from qatar, the three countries most sympathetic to ham hamas. there will be pressure to produce some kind of settlement. >> let's bring in cnn contributorses, will cain, elzy granderson. elzy, you're first. is president obama being indifferent? does the white house need to do more? >> i don't understand how someone can consider the white house being indifferent when this administration has given more money to israel than any other administration before it. i don't understand how you can consider this president to be indifferent when it's because of the president they had the technology and military equipment necessary to protect themselves from the bombs coming into the country. i don't want to see us go to another war. i know quite a few americans feel the same way. and i talked to some sources in d.
this morning. but the senator is not backing off of the overall criticism of the obama administration on foreign policy. and the response to events in libya leading up to the deadly attack in benghazi. let's bring in bill schneider, political analyst and distinguished fellow and third way and the "chicago sun-times" washington bureau chief, lynn sweet. bill, we'll start with you, you heard senator mccain, if hillary clinton leads the state department do you think that susan rice has a better chance at the job, especially after we heard on friday from senators conrad and feinstein, saying that rice was really only saying what she was told she could say from the c.i.a.? >> that's right. she appears to have followed talking points from the c.i.a., which were wrong. the talking points said that what happened in libya, that terrible tragedy was a spontaneous protest, hked by extremists. the problem was the information was incorrect. it was actually a premeditated terrorist attack. as the c.i.a. now acknowledges. that's an issue, it should be debated and fully discussed. i don't know that i
of competition. this is what the obama administration knows so brilliantly. how do we get a majority of the vote? and if you look at that coalition that's been asenled, i suspect it will be endured. but that was a profoundly bad moment for the romney campaign in this election. >> david mentioned 47%. it was coins -- coincidental. you said the 47% mr. romney was referring to was republicans. is that coincidental? >> what it demonstrated is a fundamental misunderstanding of the country he wanted to lead that's what that statement showed, right? and a lot of those 47% -- what was he saying in the statement? what he was saying is that there's 47% of the country. i've got to write those people off because they're not paying federal income tax and because they're not paying federal income tax. they're a bunch of takers. you all -- it has great sound effects by the way with the china. but you in this room, you're the makers, right. you're being victimized by the takers. there's nothing i can do so forget about it. it was a disaster. in fact, a lot of people in that-% are, in fact, if base of the -- the
by once again welcoming president barack obama and his administration to thailand. thailand is the first country president obama choose to visit following the election less than two weeks ago. we recognize the significance of the president and we all thank you for being here today. president obama, it is the perfect occasion to launch the celebration of 180 anniversary of thailand next year. i thank president obama and secretary clinton for actively promo promote... this afternoon i have the honor of accompanying the president for an audience with his majesty the king. the close relationship between our two countries at the highest level. lastly, at the bilateral meetings we had... discussion a partnership. thailand is the oldest ally of u.s. in asia and a long lasting one with commitment to democracy, human rights and free markets. i expressed to the president that it is my firm commitment to the people to preserve and protect the democratic system and i have shared the president's support of democracy in thailand. and democracy will lead to economic prospects. we look to the future and
] >> getting the relationship right is something we will get right in president obama's second term. we have taken steps to that this morning in beijing. this has been an intense focus of the administration. the president had 13 face to face meetings with president obama we have built out an extensive set of mechanisms with channels of communication to work on this relationship and i think it has resulted in a positive and constructive relationship. there will be issues but we put in place a superstructure for the way to manage these issues going forward. i spent an enormous amount of time with the chinese leadership and i think we can have put in place the mechanisms to have a productive and constructive relationship and i look forward to working with the new leadership in beijing. host: related to what he was saying, i want to go back to your piece on foreign affairs -- as the u.s. tries to rebalance its strategic priorities and asia -- explain what that means. guest: it is rebalancing strategic focus on resources. it is a way -- is pointing them away from the middle east. it is clear that
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